These are articles you can read online on various topics. Categories here are Judging, Health and Care, DVD/Book reviews, Gear/Product reviews and Miscellany. The latter includes assorted information articles, including some on philosophy, great quotes, interviews, and important tips. ALL of these articles are free to read or download to your printer. They are not pdfs so if you want to print, simply do a screen capture or cut and paste into files for your use.
Retriever Training Workshops have become an excellent way to expand your dog training knowledge. this review describes the benefits of attending a workshop and describes some experiences from a Pat Burns/Andy Attar event.
Mike Lardy's Volumes are from his Retriever Journal articles and are one of the best buys out there. This review describes his latest Volume 4 plus lists Contents of Volume 1-3. They are available at ybsmedia.com
In this review of Rick Stawski's latest DVD, Dennis Voigt describes the collection of marking and handling drills featured in this DVD. It is an excellent collection and well-illustrated by Rick
Mike Lardy's Total Retriever Training has become the gold standard program for field trial and hunt test retriever training. The 2nd Edition reviewed here contains much new and improved material while retaining the proven and time-tested program.
The Retriever Field Trial Rule Book is discussed by Ted Shih and Dennis Voigt in relation to ambiguities, common conventions, and "made up" rules.
Ted Shih and Dennis Voigt discuss many of the things a judge can do to avoid having a poor judging assignment. These ideas were the fore-runner of the Judges Fundamentals and Checklists (available here).
Judging Blinds is discussed by Ted Shih and Dennis Voigt. Topics covered include the design of blinds to test dogs fairly but with handling challenges and the evaluation of relative performances using the Rule Book as a guide.
This article is Part 2 of Judging Blinds by Ted Shih and Dennis Voigt. It addresses the issue of evaluating blinds in relation to marks.
Bill Hillmann's DVD are very popular-get insight into Bill in this interview
Part 2 of the Bill Hillmann interview with more about his training and popular DVDs.
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